JACKSON, Miss. -- You may find fewer American grown foods at your grocery store, and fewer farmers in your communities too.
That’s because Congress let a farm bill that gives farmers help during bad crop years expire September 30. But here are the options: “The lame duck Congress will come back and either try to pass a Farm Bill, or they will extend the current Farm Bill so that it moves the debate into 2013,” said Chip Morgan executive vice president of the Delta Council.
He says that bill is very important to Mississippi. “Because there is a substantial number of people in our underserved population that subsistence is provided by nutrition programs.”
Morgan says 73% of the bills spending support those nutrition programs.
While the bill expired last month, it still covers all crop assistance through the end of the year.